Online Laser Cutting Quote

Upload your drawings

The first step to getting a quote for your laser cut metal parts is uploading the necessary files. You can choose between a DXF and any other file type.

Choosing drawing file type

DXF is the preferred option, as this format can be used for automatic price calculation. We have written an instruction how to produce drawings that are ready for manufacturing, so just following that will get you to a quotation. In short, you have to avoid anything but cutting lines. So simple is better.

Another article provides a list of free CAD software to make your drawings, if you don’t already have one.

Choose the parameters

You can determine everything in our menu – material, thickness and quantity. If you need extra operations, like bending, certain tolerances or surface treatment, just provide your instructions in the written box, enclose a PDF drawing or add a STP file for bending.

Material selection

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Choosing the material, thickness and quantity

You can choose a material with the right properties for your need. Our online laser cutting tool gives you prices for structural steel, stainless steel, aluminium etc. The material selection is available in the drop-down menu. The same applies to material thicknesses. We have sheet metal (up to 6mm) as well as plates (above 6 mm). If the menu doesn’t include what you are looking for, ask for a quote manually. We may still have it.

Bulk selection

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Assigning the same parameters to many parts at once

If you have uploaded multiple drawings, you can assign the materials in bulk. Just tick the boxes in front of the details that the same parameters apply to. If the thickness and material is uniform within all parts, you can just check the “select all” box before assigning them. This way you can easily save some time.

Dimensions

As the drawings should not include any dimensions, we have included the general dimensions of each part on the ordering form. It is just next to the material selection drop-down menu. You can use it to check if you got your drawing’s scale right.

Quantity

After selecting the material, you can determine the needed quantity. All the while, our algorithm is calculating on the side and updating cost according to inputs.

Extra operations

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Mark down your extra requirements

The displayed price applies to laser cutting only. If you have any specifications, please add them to the commentary section. There is also the option to add a PDF drawing to show threaded holes and the like. In that case, just confirm the offer and ask for an invoice. We will send you an updated offer in a short notice.

If you only need laser cutting and the price is suitable, you can confirm and pay straight away. The next step is filling in the address.

Accepting the quote

After you click “proceed to checkout”, you are asked to fill in your shipping details. Those are linked with your account. Therefore, there is no need to refill it every time you place an order. You can also add numerous different addresses, so you can quickly select the right one from the existing database, if your company has more than one warehouse.

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A filled shipping form

If all is correct so far, the “proceed to payment” button appears. From there, you are presented with options for payment. Those vary by country and we are constantly adding new ways to allow different possibilities for paying. All for the convenience of our customers.

Manufacturing

After the payment is done, our algorithm selects the best suited manufacturer from a list of partners. They are located all over Europe, so we can keep the lead times short and at the same time, have a variety of competency at our disposal. Some manufacturers are experts at aluminium cutting, others may be better with stainless steel. Quality is our main focus. This wide selection also gives us the possibility to go for the best price – sometimes you can get the quickest and cheapest service by shipping the parts from overseas.

Packaging

We have given out instructions to our partners to make sure that the packaging is nice and tidy. Our customers have given great feedback on this because pallet-loads of scrambled parts make for a headache. Having everything nicely packed with the right documentation to go makes for an easier life on the production floors.

Delivery

Laser cut parts nicely packaged
Laser cut parts delivered

Our online laser cutting service does not impose geographic limitations. As said, we have partners all over the world. We have delivered parts to the UK, the USA, the Baltics, Scandinavia etc. You just have to provide an address and we take care of the rest.

Again, standards apply to our carrier partners. This means that you can expect your parts in a good condition, even if they have travelled a long distance to land on your doorstep.

Other services

Tube laser cut and bent parts
Online tube cutting and bending

We don’t limit ourselves to only sheet metal laser cutting. We also offer plasma cutting, bending, tube cutting and surface treatment. Although these operations are not yet fully automated, you can send in your requests manually. Fractory.co sales engineers will answer you shortly.

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